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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6540 on: September 06, 2017, 09:07:14 am »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6541 on: September 06, 2017, 09:16:21 am »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delicious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6542 on: September 06, 2017, 10:08:20 am »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delcious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.

FFS yes. Sometimes they're so vile I can't even give them away to students.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6543 on: September 06, 2017, 10:12:07 am »
I hate rice cakes. Of any kind.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6544 on: September 06, 2017, 10:24:35 am »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6545 on: September 06, 2017, 10:37:46 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6546 on: September 06, 2017, 10:39:21 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6547 on: September 06, 2017, 11:07:53 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:

I'm 35 and of course I know who that is! He's the funny looking dancing guy from Weezer's Buddy Holly video!

Everyone knows that lol  :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6548 on: September 06, 2017, 11:26:51 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:

I'm 35 and of course I know who that is! He's the funny looking dancing guy from Weezer's Buddy Holly video!

Everyone knows that lol  :wink:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6549 on: September 06, 2017, 11:31:07 am »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.
If you explained/taught the rule about subtracting a point for being loud/rowdy, etc., I would understand your frustration.

However, if you were simply being arbitrary, what your coteacher did is understandable and the "correct" thing to do.

As teachers, we need to be fair and consistent, not unfair and inconsistent.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6550 on: September 06, 2017, 11:37:20 am »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6551 on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:13 am »
I'm 32, never seen an episode, but it's cultural now. Any North American who has eyes and ears over 25 should have picked it up at that point.

Buddy Holly music video. Is that the Forrest Gump treatment? Same FX process?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6552 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:00 am »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me

It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6553 on: September 06, 2017, 11:58:57 am »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6554 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:16 pm »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6555 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:25 pm »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?

27.  Only know it by having randomly picked up general pop culture, not from having actually seen an episode. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6556 on: September 06, 2017, 12:05:59 pm »
It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6557 on: September 06, 2017, 12:06:50 pm »
Pretty sure a lot of Americans in their 20s know who the Fonz is. Happy Days used to play all the time on Nick at Nite.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6558 on: September 06, 2017, 12:07:07 pm »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6559 on: September 06, 2017, 12:09:43 pm »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well

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